Rotary Club of Antioch-IL

 

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Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....
 

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The Rotary Club of Antioch is now on Facebook.

I've invited a couple of Rotarians to join but go the to Facebook page and click the following box to add it to your favorites to get notification of activities or message posts.You'll find the page at www.facebook.com/antiochrotary.

 

 

 
 

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"In the 2015-16 Rotary year, our theme will be Be a Gift to the World.
Every one of us has something to give — whoever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities, and our effort; we can give our dedication and our devotion. Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world. It is said that we are born with our fists clenched, but we die with our hands open, and that our talents are the gift that God gave us. What we make of our talents is our gift back to God. Equally we come into this world grasping at everything, but when we leave it, we leave all material things behind as well. Through Rotary, we can leave behind something real and lasting. Our time is now. It will never come again. Be a Gift to the World."

K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran
President, Rotary International, 2015-16
(excerpt from presidential announcement. Full version can be found in downloads)
See the video at https://www.facebook.com/Rotary6440

 

 
 

Congratulations to the Rotary Interact Club for another successful trip to Tanzania. 

The team, pictured here, provided an update of their trip with stories of how this impacted their view of life and help define career goals.

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An updated Potential New Member Brochure is available in the "downloadable file" section.  The brochure has 20 Reasons to Join Rotary - as found on the District 6440 Website, as well as, some information on the Five Avenues of Service.  Two key facts that are good for you to remember as rotarians:  There are approximately 1.2 MILLION Rotarians around the world in 161 countries.

 

 
 

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Welcome to our Club!

Antioch

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
Dockers North Restaurant
955 IL Route 59
or send mail to PO Box 35
Antioch, IL  60002-1453
United States
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Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Membership chair
Membership co-chair
Public Relations Chair
Public Relations Co-chair
Vocational Service
Scholarship Chair
Community Service
International Service
International Service chair assistant
Youth Services Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Exchange Officer Assistant
Short Term Youth Exchange Officer
Dist. 6440 Short-term Youth Exchange chair
Youth/Interact Liaison
Club Service Co-chair
Website Coordinator
Program/Greeter Chair
Funding Committee Chair
Auction Chair
Rotary Foundation
End Polio Now Coordinator
Club Foundation Chair
Club Service Co-Chair